Malabar Spinach Ambat Recipe

Malbar Spinach Ambat is a typically Mangalorean preparation best enjoyed with hot rice. Seasoned with onions in coconut oil it is simply delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium sized bunch of Malabar spinach
  • One large onion chopped roughly
  • Yam around 25 small pieces cubed
  • 1/2 of a small coconut
  • 12 roasted red chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • One large fistful toor dal/ pigeon peas pressure cooked and churned.
  • 15 seeds Methi/Fenugreek
  • 2 onions chopped fine
  • 5tbsp oil

Method :

Clean, wash and chop the Malabar spinach. Add the roughly chopped onion, sooran/yam and salt and pressure cook to one whistle. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste. Drop it along with the cooked dal into the cooked veggies. Boil well. Heat 5 tbsps oil. Add the finely chopped onions and 15 methi seeds. Roast to a rich brown. Drop the seasoning into the boiling Ambat. Keep aside for half an hour for the flavours to infuse.

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